Good 59º foggy morning.
Yesterday morning at 7:15 it started raining... HARD! It lasted about 10 minutes and lots of thunder. Here is the rainbow over my mountain....
The clouds left and it was sunny and warm. We topped at 95º. Then they moved in again....
Our sunset ....
On the local news our weather guy, Jack Church, put up my picture of the clouds yesterday morning..
Picture of the Day... LOL
More about Bonnie and Clyde....
Clyde Chestnut Barrow was born in 1909 into a poor farming family in Ellis County, Texas, southeast of Dallas. He was the fifth of seven children of Henry Basil Barrow (1874–1957) and Cumie Talitha Walker (1874–1942). The family moved to Dallas in the early 1920s, part of a migration pattern from rural areas to the city where many settled in the urban slum of West Dallas. The Barrows spent their first months in West Dallas living under their wagon until they got enough money to buy a tent.
Barrow was first arrested at the age of 17 in late 1926 after running when police confronted him over a rental car that he had failed to return on time. His second arrest was with brother Buck soon after for possession of stolen turkeys. He had some legitimate jobs during 1927 through 1929, but he also cracked safes, robbed stores, and stole cars. He met 19 year-old Parker through a mutual friend in January 1930, and they spent much time together during the following weeks. Their romance was cut short when Barrow was arrested and convicted of auto theft.
Clyde was sent to Eastham Prison Farm in April 1930 at the age of 21. While in prison, he retaliated for repeated sexual assaults by attacking and killing his tormentor with a lead pipe, crushing his skull. This was his first killing. Another inmate who was already serving a life sentence took the blame. In order to avoid hard labor in the fields, Barrow had another inmate chop off two of his toes with an axe. Because of this, he walked with a limp for the rest of his life. However, he was set free six days after his intentional injury. Without his knowledge, his mother had successfully petitioned a release for him.
In 1930, Barrow escaped Eastham Prison Farm, using a weapon which Parker smuggled to him. He was recaptured shortly after and sent back to prison. He was paroled on February 2, 1932 from Eastham as a hardened and bitter criminal. His sister Marie said, "Something awful sure must have happened to him in prison because he wasn't the same person when he got out." Fellow inmate Ralph Fults said that he watched Clyde "change from a schoolboy to a rattlesnake".
In his post-Eastham career, Barrow robbed grocery stores and gas stations at a rate far outpacing the ten or so bank robberies attributed to him and the Barrow Gang. His favorite weapon was the M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR). According to John Neal Phillips, Barrow's goal in life was not to gain fame or fortune from robbing banks but to seek revenge against the Texas prison system for the abuses that he suffered while serving time.
Several accounts describe Parker and Barrow's first meeting. The most credible states that they met on January 5, 1930 at the home of Barrow's friend Clarence Clay at 105 Herbert Street in the neighborhood of West Dallas. He was 20 years old, and she was 19. Parker was out of work and staying with a female friend to assist her during her recovery from a broken arm. Barrow dropped by the girl's house while Parker was in the kitchen making hot chocolate. Both were smitten immediately; most historians believe that Parker joined Barrow because she had fallen in love with him. She remained his loyal companion as they carried out their many crimes and awaited the violent death which they viewed as inevitable.
1932: Early robberies and murder...
Barrow was released from prison in February 1932, and he and Ralph Fults began a series of robberies, primarily of stores and gas stations; their goal was to collect enough money and firepower to launch a raid against Eastham prison. On April 19, Parker and Fults were captured in a failed hardware store burglary in Kaufman, Texas in which they had intended to steal firearms. Parker was released from jail in a few months, after the grand jury failed to indict her; Fults was tried, convicted, and served time. He never rejoined the gang.
On the evening of May 21, 1934, a police posse comprised of six members from Texas and Louisiana police departments set up an ambush on the main road into Bienville Parish. They enlisted Methvin’s father, with whom Bonnie and Clyde were familiar, to wait on the side of the road as a distraction.
The posse waited for Bonnie and Clyde for the entire night, and the next day and night. Then, as they were nearly giving up, the duo arrived.
At 9:15 AM on May 23, the posse got their first look at Bonnie and Clyde, speeding down the back road at 85 miles an hour in their now-infamous Ford V8. Upon seeing Methvin’s father parked on the side of the road they pulled over.
Then, before Bonnie or Clyde had time to exit, the police officers opened fire. Clyde was killed instantly by a shot to the head, and one of the officers recounted hearing Bonnie scream as she realized he was dead.
The officers emptied their entire supply of ammunition into the car, firing 130 rounds in all. After Bonnie and Clyde’s death, researchers have found that they were each shot more than 50 times, even though the official coroner’s report at the time said Bonnie sustained 26 wounds and Clyde 17. The undertaker reported that he had difficulty embalming the bodies due to the number of bullet holes.
Whether it's Christmas morning, or any morning, you don't need to spend a lot of time in the kitchen making breakfast. This hearty no-fuss breakfast bake is a cinch, and you'll have plenty of time to spend with your gang!
***If you prefer to get a jump start on breakfast, this is a great make-ahead recipe. Complete through Step 3 and then cover and place in the refrigerator overnight. When you're ready to eat, simply follow the directions in Step 4 and you're all set!
Historically this date...
1492 – Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic for the first time.
1522 – The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, returns to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world.
1949 – A former sharpshooter in World War II, Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in Camden, New Jersey, with a souvenir Luger to become the first U.S. single-episode mass murderer.
1972 – Munich Massacre: 9 Israel athletes taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Gamesby the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group died (as did a German policeman) at the hands of the kidnappers during a failed rescue attempt. 2 other Israeli athletes are slain in the initial attack the previous day.
1997 – Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. Over a million people lined the streets and 2.5 billion watched around the world on television.
And births this date include....
1937 – Jo Anne Worley, American actress
1944 – Swoosie Kurtz, American actress
1958 – Jeff Foxworthy, American comedian
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo